Drawing & Painting

Bold Botanical Watercolors

Apr 21 – May 12 (4 weeks)
All Levels
10 am – 12 pm
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
Members: $110
Non-Members: $135
Learn the art of urban sketching and travel journaling using pen, pencil and watercolors. Students will learn to draw and paint from life and on the go. Spring blooms and plants will take center stage with an emphasis on capturing a moment rather than the perfection of a botanical specimen. Students will build journal pages with multiple studies, text and vignettes. Lessons will include color basics, long looking and quick sketching, composition, collage and lettering. Dress appropriately as classes will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor, rain or shine. No experience needed to join in the camaraderie of group sketching!
Supply List
  • Permanent black pens, fine and brush sizes (Faber Castell, Sharpie, or Copic)
  • A good pencil and eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Sketch journal with watercolor paper, around 9” x 12”
  • Basic watercolor set in a tray with an attached mixing palette (travel or regular size)
  • A couple of good quality watercolor brushes (my favorite is the medium size Niji waterbrush – the handle can be filled with water for easy painting on the go)
  • Screw-lid container with water
  • A cloth rag or a couple of paper towels
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